Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary


One entry found for anxious.
Main Entry: anx·ious
Pronunciation: 'a[ng](k)-sh&s
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin anxius; akin to Latin angere to strangle, distress -- more at ANGER
Date: circa 1616
1 : characterized by extreme uneasiness of mind or brooding fear about some contingency : WORRIED <anxious parents>
2 : characterized by, resulting from, or causing anxiety : WORRYING <an anxious night>
3 : ardently or earnestly wishing <anxious to learn more>
synonym see EAGER
- anx·ious·ly adverb
- anx·ious·ness noun